Pea Protein Sweetens Greening Oranges

FloridAgriculture  e-News
July 2019

Jones Laffin, an Albany-GA based ingredient science and research company, has developed an innovative solution to address citrus greening. Through a long-term partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the firm has created a pea protein that will restore the sweet taste of Florida oranges, when mixed with the bitter juice from “greening” oranges.

According to a recent statement by CEO Alvin Jones, “Our team’s latest endeavor to utilize the polymer restructuring technology with pea protein has resulted in a very timely solution to the citrus greening disease which has spread across Florida, infecting virtually 100 percent of commercial orange groves.”

Additional information about the company can be found at www.joneslaffin.com. For questions, email at tucker@plumblinepublicaffairs.com.